WordPress Tip: Be Careful with your Element Naming!

Just a minor tip to avoid your themes breaking...

  1. CM30

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    Could you give examples of the wrong and right way to name classes?
     
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    As brandon said can you give examples and can you please give us possibly a image to see what it would look like as soon as you do it? like the wordpress blog?
     
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    Well, if you need some examples, here are some:

    Don'ts:

    Don't give any HTML element a class called the following:
    • Home
    • Category
    • Blog
    • Single
    • Archive
    Do:

    Call your elements something slightly different, like:
    • Hub
    • Start
    • Journal
    etc. Or the ones I say not to use, plus a number or letter on the end of it. This is because a WordPress blog's body class will usually be set to something like:

    single single-post postid-[id number here]

    Or:

    archive category category-[name]

    So anything with 'category', 'archive', 'blog', etc as the class name will be overwritten on that respective page. This is very bad if you put something like:

    Code:
    .category {
    margin-left: 50%;
    width: 500px;
    color: red;
    }
    Since it'd end up making the entire page positioned 50% from the left of the screen, 500px wide and with all your text is red, regardless of your actual CSS for each element.
     
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    Thankyou for this has helped alot i like the names you used aswell if you don't mine if i do create a blog i may think about using them.
     

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